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Introduction to John Mayer (Guitar Lesson)


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Rich Nibbe

Introduction to John Mayer

Rich Nibbe and JamPlay are proud to present another "In the style of" series, this time featuring the one and only John Mayer. This introductory lesson dives right in, taking a look at soloing ideas, percussive rhythm, and bends.

Taught by Rich Nibbe in Style of John Mayer seriesLength: 16:21Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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J.RodJ.Rod replied on June 5th, 2013

John Mayer is one of my very favorites!! Going to see him in August. Super excited to see this series!! Should I ask about the Strat. j/k lol

digitaloxdigitalox replied on May 31st, 2013

dshow, I think that there is the anti-strat if there ever was one!

dshowdshow replied on January 4th, 2014

@digitalox Just joking, don't need a strat for the lessons, but I think it is part of Mayers sound

Teanna RaeTeanna Rae replied on May 26th, 2013

Awwww yeeeeah John Mayer

larseumlarseum replied on May 25th, 2013

Asked DJ Philips for this series a view years ago. Finally its coming. Thanks!

digitaloxdigitalox replied on May 23rd, 2013

Great, looking forward to more of these.

hhandlerhhandler replied on May 23rd, 2013

I am learning quite a lot. Thanks

iammusicmaniammusicman replied on May 23rd, 2013

love john mayer and sure im gonna love this series!

dshowdshow replied on May 23rd, 2013

no strat? ;-)

Style of John Mayer

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Explore the unique style and techniques of John Mayer.



Lesson 1

Introduction to John Mayer

Rich Nibbe and JamPlay are proud to present another "In the style of" series, this time featuring the one and only John Mayer. This introductory lesson dives right in, taking a look at soloing ideas, percussive...

Length: 16:21 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Pentatonic Scale

Rich Nibbe takes a look at how you can apply the pentatonic scale in the style of John Mayer into your playing.

Length: 15:13 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
Lesson 3

Sixth Intervals

Rich Nibbe demonstrates how John Mayer adds interest to his playing by adding sixth intervals.

Length: 8:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 4

John Mayer Acoustic Techniques

Rich Nibbe explores the acoustic guitar's role in John Mayer's playing. Learn about alternate tunings, open strings, moving chord shapes and more.

Length: 17:12 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Licks and Influences

Rich Nibbe takes a took at a variety of licks in the style of John Mayer and the artists he was likely inspired by.

Length: 7:04 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

John Mayer Inspired Track Part 1

Rich Nibbe plays a super catchy John Mayer inspired track. Then, he dissects each section in the following two lessons. In part one, you will learn the intro, verse, and chorus.

Length: 15:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

John Mayer Inspired Track Part 2

In part two, Rich Nibbe takes a close look at the leads on the John Mayer inspired track you heard in part one.

Length: 11:15 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About Rich Nibbe View Full Biography Rich grew up in Southern California and lived life on the beach for most of his life. Wanting to do something fun for a living he pursued guitar as a career. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Rich spent time teaching and understanding how to have a voice through the instrument. Gradually work and travel started to pick up which lead to a decade and a half on the road and in the studio. He has had the privilege of working with artists like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Allison Krauss and Tommy Walker.

Rich grew up in Southern California and lived life on the beach for most of his life. Wanting to do something fun for a living he pursued guitar as a career. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, Rich spent time teaching and understanding how to have a voice through the instrument. Gradually work and travel started to pick up which lead to a decade and a half on the road and in the studio. He has had the privilege of working with artists like Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Allison Krauss and Tommy Walker.

Rich has also done sessions and led clinics all over world, including session work in South Korea.

Rich currently lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife and two boys.

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